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presidential music to bringis to this topic, which is really dominating the headlines today. president obama and republican rival mitt romney met face to face last night in denver, colorado for their first u.s. presidential debate. it really focused mostly on the economy. with a mnt to onth to go before election, both men had to prove to voters that they're the right man for the country. john harwood got a firsthand view of the debate and filed this report from denver. >> the first of three presidential debates here at the university of denver was a strong one for mitt romney. he came out very aggressively in confronting president obama on his record over the last four years, taking on on the president over his failure to reduce the budget deficit, over job creation, over obamacare, over the regulation of wall street and dodd-frank. had some success in pulling the election back from a choice election as president obama wants to be about their visions going forward into a referendum on president obama's record in the first four years. mitt romney looked very comfortable and pleased to be on t
presidential debate with new questions about the obama administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the question is what would a big night look like exactly? >>> and a tight game in ph
. >> the first u.s. presidential debate between president obama and mitt romney is tonight in denver. the focus is on domestic issues and expectations are set high. new jersey's republican governor chris christie told "face the nation" this whole race is going to turn upside down come thursday morning. this as the latest nbc "wall street journal" poll shows president obama holds a narrow 49-46% lead over romney. some 40% of voters say the country is moving in the right direction versus 53% who say it's on the wrong track. nearly 60% believe the u.s. economy is recovering, though. joining us now is steve murphy, a democratic strategist and managing partner at mvar, and gretchen hamill is a republican strategist and executive director at public notice. nice to have you both with us. steve, perhaps you can kick it off for us. what do you think tonight holds? >> you know, here's what barack obama has to do. the debate right now in the campaign is very heavily over economic policy going forward. that's where barack obama wants to focus. he will accuse mitt romney of seeking $4 trillion, $5 trillion
. it is 9 hours and counting until president obama and mitt romney square off in their first presidential debate. joining us live in denver where he hosts our debate coverage beginning at 8:00 eastern. neil cavuto. i know every one wants mitt romney to come out swinging tonight but that is what it is going to take to win this thing? neil: he has to close the deal to show he has a chance so i can understand that argument but often it is not just the debate but where i am standing now behind the auditorium where both sides selva winning points of their candidates arguments even if it is counted as a bad night. they always try to make this the place they do it so you will see this pact inches apart and everyone pitching their arguments in what is be sent to leave the spin room. thousands of journalists converging on this room in this location to make the post debate as big as the debate itself. if you think about it this is how it is sold after words. you go back to 1976 with gerald ford desperately trying to see his people make up for poland is not under soviet occupation, and -- effectivel
, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the presi
. the reviews are in for last night's presidential debate. not so good for barack obama. definitely good for mitt romney. a lot of folks concluding that romney had one of the stronger debate performances last night in presidential debating history, at least in recent memory. that's not good news for the president. you can tell how both these campaigns feel about their performance last night based on what they're doing today. we have not seen mitt romney out in front of television cameras so far today, but president obama hosted a rally in colorado today, giving him a chance to have almost a do over from last night's performance. take a listen. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. the fellow on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> and bill, the battle continues now. in the battleground states, we're going to see both candidates in vi
. romney accused obama of failing to lead in the middle east. is going to frame his positions ahead of the next presidential debate next week. we have some analysis from our russian and correspondents in just a moment, but first tier are a few clips. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use our greatest power to shape history, not lead from behind the. destiny at the mercy of events. i will put the leaders of iran on notice that the u.s. and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapon capability. i will not hesitate to impose sanctions on iran and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. >> max hoffman was in lexington for that speech. foreign policy was never at the heart of romney's message. he has always been about the economy. what did we learn about him here? are we looking at a new conservative republican? -- neo-conservative republican? >> they avoided the name "george w. bush" similar to ronald reagan's foreign-policy. they do not want to be in his corner. at the same time, they want to take advantage of the t
presidential debate. president obama attempted to turn back some of that criticism by showing, taking a swing back at the gop challenger. listen to this. >> the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. governor romney may dance around his decisions but if you want to be president you owe the american people the truth. >> joining us from washington on the debate fallout is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. you were there. you talked to a the lo of people afterwards. >> i did. >> what is your best guess what happened. this was a surprise to a lot of people watching in terms of president obama's performance. >> what had the biggest impact on me yesterday, i was at the denver rally, i traveled with him back from denver into madison and obviously his base was enthusiastic, being out there to see him, and i interviewed all these folks asking what they thought of the debate and they were dumbfounded, they expressed disappointment, i don't understand, why didn
that drubbing that president obama took, and we've got the vice-presidential debate this week and maybe that was close are than the last two presidential debates and they're very important. >> as of now, dead heat. all across the country, the national average, dead heat. >> i like that, and by the way, we still ask scott rasmussen in about a half hour, how many people were polled after the jobs report. how big a factor is the jobs report in that time. >> and we got the twitter feed this morning, as a matter of fact, and he said this is three day tracking poll so those numbers are the latest since the debate. >> so they wouldn't include the jobs numbers? >> not the jobs numbers, but the debate performance. >> and definitely the debate. and we've got a surprise drop in the unemployment rate friday, mainly because of the household survey, that would be 60,000 people surveyed, and from that, miraculously, we found that 873,000 people had joined the work force. and at "varney & company" we want to focus on what we call the real unemployment rate, which is 14.7%, when you take into account th
the extra resources are being denied despite firebombings and online death threats. vice presidential nominee paul ryan seizing onnthe commission to launch attacks at the democratic ticket. >> feature if you turn on the ty you can see that the obama foreign-policy is unraveling before our eyes. it's not just an isolated incident where we lost four americans in libya. that's tragic. but it is part of a bigger story of the unraveling of this agenda all over the world. we have distanced our ally, israel, we are not advancing our interests in the middle east, and the president is promising we will have these devastating cuts to our national defense. ashley: meanwhile the white house engaged in a series of secret talks on the attack on al qaeda. it included the possibility of unilateral military action against al qaeda in the region. yet still american diplomats on the ground in libya denied additional security to ensure their safety. we take up all this right here tonight, we have retired lieutenant colonel, and also, moody's chief economist on why wall street might not care who wins this
obama, governor romney do kick off the first of three presidential debates and cnbc will carry it live. our coverage begins at 8 p.m. eastern time. it's your money, your vote. sue? >>> ty, the financial crisis haunting america's biggest bank, jpmorgan being sued by new york attorney general eric schneiderman, claiming that the bear sterns business that jpmorgan took over in 2008 defraud mortgage bond investors a are. our senior correspondent scott cone has been working on the case. scott? >> sue, under the head nothing good deed goes unpunished, if how you characterize the takeover of bear stearns, the federal government for the $10 a shake jpmorgan got not only bear stearns' assets but liabilities, including, authorities say responsibility four some of the most egregious conduct in the financial crisis you churning out residential mortgages by the thousands, bundling them into what the firm told investors were quality securities, knowing all along many of the mortgages were duds a systemic fraud on thousands of investors, the lawsuit says, deceiving them about the fundamentally defect
is colorado. and the candidates are preparing for the first presidential debate in denver tomorrow. mitt romney is trailing far behindn fr latino voters, and he made news on illegal immigration today. back in june, president obama announced that he would not deport illegal immigrants who came here as children with their parents. well, today romney told the "denver post": >> pelley: jan crawford is covering the romney campaign. jan, that's new. >> reporter: well, scott, this marks the first time that romney has said he's not going to take away the two-year visas from the people holding them. campgnrces say he's not going to extend them and romney said in the interview that's not going to be necessary because he's going to be ointerm immigr. but this two-year visa program is popular with hispanics, that's a group that could decide the election and romney's got to make up some ground. there's a new cnn poll that has the president with 70% of the vote among hispanics compared to romney's 26%. romney is hitting the president hard on immigration. he's saying he's playing politics with this iss
things come to fruition, i think he's going to win the presidential election, i'm pretty happy about it. >> governor rendell we noticed that president obama in the last debate did not look like he's prepared. i doubt we'll see the same performance the next time around. what do you think he needs to do? >> well i think he needs to be more aggressive. first of all he needs to be more passionate about his accomplishments and his accomplishments i think are fairly significant. he took over a country that was on the brink of financial collapse, saved the financial syst system, got the american automobile manufacturing system again, we've had half a million manufacturing jobs, best period of manufacturing growth in a while, housing starts are up, consumer confidence is up, automobile sales are up, rail traffic is up, the unemployment rate is under 8%, we're headed in the right direction and i think he's got to be pretty affirmative about that and i think he also has to call governor romney on the inconsistencies we saw in the first debate but i think jim is right, governor romney terrific per
's lowering its forecast for world growth to 3% this year. two days before the first presidential debate a new poll irsthe "washington post" finds pe race still very tight nationwide with president obama leading mitt romney by two rints, 49% to 47%. but in two of the biggest swing tes thatthe states that will decide the election, the resident has a bigger lead. in florida, a quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. jo john, some republicans are areplaining these polls aren't ren'ting an accurate picture. do they have a case? se reporter: well, they have a >>se when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. howly what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the orrrents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too
in the books. romney and obama facing off last night in their first presidential debate. among the topics they sparred over, revenue. take a listen. >> there has to be revenue in addition to cuts. now, governor romney has ruled out revenue. he's ruled out revenue. >> absolutely. look, the revenue i get is by more people working, getting higher pay, paying more taxes. that's how we get growth and how we balance the budget. but the idea of taxing people more, putting more people out of work, you'll never get there. >> for reaction from the obama campaign, the co-founder and former ceo of car max, austin leggen joins us from richmond, virginia. austin, good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you? >> good. i'd love to get your take on that specific moment which has been cited by many to be one of romney's most coherent, concise arguments for his view of the role of government. you agree? >> well, it may have been quick and a good sound bite, but it's not very coherent or concise. what he says is growth will give you revenue which will give you growth. i mean, what he's saying is i'll gr
are beginning to hedge their bets away from republican presidential hopeful to help republicans in key house and senate races instead. charlie gasparino has exclusive details on this. what does this mean, charlie? do they think president obama is going to get reelected? >> yes. or likely. this isn't a new trend. i've been reporting stuff coming out of the romney campaign last couple weeks. in the last week we see this type of trend. it is not money going from republicans to, from romney to president obama. it is more or less, money that was going to, or pledged to mitt romney's presidential campaign being diverted to house and senate seats. you have key republican donors, many in the new york area, that is one of the good things about covering wall street, i know a lot of the big money twice here. that money, from what i understand is starting to be diverted to hoist and senate races. that is not good news for mitt romney. could this change? i could tell you this. i talked to people inside the romney campaign. they confirmed the trend. they confirmed the trend is beginning. they believe it i
. the romney campaign is pretty pleased with what the american people saw at that presidential debate last week. they saw mitt romney going toe to toe with president obama and so now is another chance they think for the american people to say mitt romney filling out the role as commander in chief and laying out his foreign policy principles and then after the speech is over he will be meeting in a round table with a group of retired generals. again, another one of those images that the campaign would like to put out there of mitt romney as commander in chief. just to talk a little about what you and wolf were talking about a few moments ago, you go into the excerpts and you can take away a few different things. i was listening to a call yesterday and you just mentioned the situation in syria and they were talking about this idea of providing arms to the rebels in syria as an idea that would appeal to the left as to people who look at this from a humanitarian standpoint, and so it was interesting to hear the romney campaign talk about that issue from this standpoint. the other thing they raised
we closed just under 13,500, our top story as you can imagine, the first presidential debate and investor reaction. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney sparring for more than an hour, an hour and a half, over the economy, tax cuts, health indication, education, and the future of big bird. huge jump on that, so hard. >> he's a huge fan of "sesame street." >> i think there's points on that, right? >> he did a good job of being affable even though he was telling jim lehrer i'd fire you. >> "sesame street" is a one-way street and only moves toward "sesame street" not toward "squawk box." >> we did meet elmo. >> hugs and kisses! >> nice rebound for mitt romney after last night's performance almost a 50% move. we were down at 22, so it wasn't all just, can you see where the days are, it was up to 34. you didn't watch that last night? >> i thought this was the obama one. >> went from 22 to about 35. our senior -- are you not chief economyist? >> senior economicist. tomorrow i'll be chief economist. depends on what i'm doing, two jobs. >> tomorrow is jobless friday. >>
presidential debates. one of the major issues is it that looming fiscal cliff. president obama challenged mitt romney on his plans for cutting the nation's debt. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real hit romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. the fell wloe on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> the president's vision is trickle down government and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> president of the committee for responsible federal budget, director of the fiscal policy program, as well, and joins us now. have you heard anything -- have you heard enough of of a commitment from either side of the aisle that you thought might actually work? >> well, what we didn't hear was enough specifics. so i think the good news is that that debate, the discussion was clearly focused on the deficit and debt. which is the issue th
that we could have an electoral tie. highly unlikely. so i don't think the election's over. b obama has the lead. we still have a month to go. the next two weeks with three presidential, one vice presidential debates, we have a chance for mitt romney to set a different impression with the american people than he's been able to do so far. who knows what president obama will do and what events are happening in the world. but i'm not sure other than some tightening from a little surge that obama had which i think is receding a little bit, i'm not sure what nate is talking about. >> john, you wrote a column that talks about the debates and the impact of the debates traditionally. and made the case that traditionally it makes very little impact. >> there are many individual moments that make an impression. but to fundamentally change where a race is going is very rare and you need a combination of events. the example that i used in that piece, andrew, was 2000, al gore had a lead of about what president obama has now entering the debates against george w. bush. he had a reputation as a stron
% for romney. amongst all registered voter, obama holds a 5 point lead. but 52% of likely voters across key swing states favor the president. you'll be able to get full coverage of wedding who's presidential debate right here on cnbc, it starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern. a july says the rules set to go into effect october 12th won't properly justified by the cftc, the rules would cap the size of positions trading firms can take in certain commodity contracts and expand restrictions to swaps trade. meanwhile nokia has another big customer. the "wall street journal" says the company is going to unveil a deal with oracle take. the company's oracle world conference in san francisco. nokia's recently signed deals as well with groupon and amazon which dropped google maps. shares up marginally this morning julia got to a chance to sit down with sheryl sandberg. so tune in for that interview. shares in banco popular have resumed trading. the banks approved a 2.5 billion rights issue. it will report record write downs and has suspended its dividend due this month. this comes after an independent audit of
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